Living, and skiing, the dream
Where's the best snow in the world? We asked our readers to share their favourite ski slopes. Bryn Masters says you can't beat BC.
I spent last year in Whistler, Canada on some of the best snow imaginable.
There are incredible open spaces and seemingly never-ending runs with waist deep powder on and off trails and one of the best terrain parks in north America. It's fair to say, I was in snow heaven.
I was catching fresh tracks in the morning, carving the first turns of the day down the mountains, losing myself in the tree runs off any or going big in the park with the snowboard elite.
The two mountains, Whistler and Blackcomb, are both accessible from the centre of town with a main gondola at each base taking you up to two completely different ski fields.
Whistler mountain is the busiest hosting up to 18,000 people a day and many wide open runs from beginner to double black diamond.
Blackcomb is very similar, but it has a distinct difference - the runs are tighter and more challenging, providing some of the best and stunningly beautiful skiing you could imagine.
The runs are long enough that when you get to the next chair lift there is barely a wait, meaning that the casual skier would be surprised how tired they get after a full day of riding.
I was working over there on the mountains as a chair lift operator for the first season, then became a chef in the beginning of my second season. The OE workers in Whistler became a family through living and sharing the same dream.
We would work or ride all day and for any of those out there like me, the party scene was pretty amazing as well. In fact, Whistler is the one place I keep returning to.
It will always hold a special place in my heart and it will continue to keep amazing people for generations.
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